World class attractions, wildlife encounters, unforgettable adventures

Stretch your legs on glorious clifftop walks, then stretch your imagination in puzzling mazes. Gorgeous gardens, golf, horseriding around wineries and in bushclad hills, swimming with seals and diving with dolphins, facing up to a pride of lions in an open range zoo.  It’s only possible when you Go Beyond Melbourne.

Take a Trip Beyond Melbourne

Take a road trip beyond Melbourne and discover an array of exceptional experiences and things to do. Link contrasting and unique regions to create a totally memorable journey, a romantic escape or a family holiday.


Breathe in the fresh sea or mountain air, unwind, connect. Immerse yourself in spectacular surroundings from towering rainforests to breathtaking coastlines, historic villages, delightful surf and bayside beaches. Just a short drive from the city and you will feel a world away.


Wander the walking trails through beautiful natural environments from celebrated national parks, lotus filled lakes to grand gardens. Hike through towering forests to misty waterfalls or stroll along pristine white beaches and dramatic cliff tops. Discover outdoor sculpture, art studios and inspiring galleries. Explore historic streetscapes, eclectic villages and discover the galleries, providores and cafes nestled in quaint mountain and breezy seaside villages


Delight in an array of iconic wildlife encounters in controlled and natural settings. This region is alive with Australia’s most famous wild creatures. Kangaroos, little penguins, koalas, seals, the curious platypus, the elusive lyrebird. Watch the Penguin Parade, take a lantern-lit night tour, swim with dolphins in Port Phillip Bay. see a platypus play with keepers at Healesville sanctuary.


What’s your idea of a holiday adventure? Floating above the vineyards early morning in a hot air balloon, getting lost in endless fields of tulips or diving with dolphins? Horse riding on ocean beaches or snorkelling with sea dragons? Learning to surf or catching a trout? Adventure abounds when you Go Beyond Melbourne.


Discover the hidden delights of taste trails complete with vibrant farmers’ markets, craft breweries, local wineries and a countryside peppered with farm gates, producers and provedores. Treat yourself to lunch at award-winning eateries and renowned cool climate wineries. Dine out by the water or catch your own dinner with a line off the local pier.